any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Allium, of the amaryllis family, having an onion odor and flowers in a round cluster, including the onion, leek, shallot, garlic, and chive.
a substance occurring in garlic bulbs that has antibiotic properties.
Contemporary Examples

In Tennessee and West Virginia, festivals are held to celebrate allium tricoccum, which are also known as wild leeks.
What to Eat: Spring Feast March 8, 2010

Historical Examples

And here we find in several places the bulblets of a wild garlic, allium Canadense, which grows on the river bottom.
Seed Dispersal William J. Beal

Moly seems to have been allium moly, one of the onion or garlic family.
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot

A species of allium, with purple flowers and broad strap-shaped leaves, was the most plentiful of all.
Western Himalaya and Tibet Thomas Thomson

But underneath their covert, in the shade, grey periwinkles wind among the snowy drift of allium.
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece John Addington Symonds

There are several kinds of Muilla, much like Brodiaea and very much like allium, but with no onion taste or smell.
Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong

According to Roxburgh,243 allium ascalonicum is much cultivated in India.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle

From the bruised bulbs or cloves of allium sativum, or garlic.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

But why should not all the other allium species be propagated by planting the bulbs?
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman

An extremely good subject is offered by the common wild onion (allium Canadense), which flowers about the last of May.
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell

any plant of the genus Allium, such as the onion, garlic, shallot, leek, or chive: family Alliaceae


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